General Hersey (AP 148) Howard's hand-written comments: Gerneral Hersey [unintellgible] under G.G. Bridge 1945. About 5000 returned Army men aboard.
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General M. L. Hersey (AP-148) was launched under a Maritime Commission contract 1 April 1944 by Kaiser Co, Inc., Yard 3, Richmond, Calif; sponsored by Mrs. Alice Hersey Wicks, General Hersey's daughter, acquired by the Navy 31 May 1944; and commissioned 29 July 1944; Captain James W. Smith in command.